Home Conditions – Assessment Tool

This is a short assessment of the home conditions and their impact on the children who live there.  It considers 20 aspects of home conditions such as odour, cleanliness and home maintenance.  It concludes with a decision about the level of concern, what actions need…


Home Conditions Assessment

Home Conditions Assessment is an 11-item tool which was recommended by the Department of Health in the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families document. It addresses various aspects of the home environment (for example, smell, stated of surfaces in house, floors)….


Keeping it Together: A Parent’s Guide to Coping with Child Sexual Exploitation

This booklet is written for parents whose children are being sexually exploited by an individual or group of adults outside of the family unit. It was written in consultation with parents who have witnessed the sexual exploitation of their own daughters or sons. Although every parent’s situation is unique, it…


Face Emotions Sheet

Social workers may use this sheet to identify various emotions a child may be feeling. They can also use it to ask a child when was the last time they felt a particular emotion or what usually makes them feel that way. This will give them a…


DAST: Drug Abuse Screening Test

The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10) is a 10-item brief screening tool that can be administered by a clinician or self-administered. Each question requires a yes or no response, and the tool can be completed in less than 8 minutes. This tool assesses drug use,…


The Truth about Drugs booklet by Frank

The Truth about Drugs A-Z booklet gives the lowdown on lots of legal and illegal drugs. Give it to your service user or discuss the topics with them – the discussion will enable you to assess their understanding of drugs and drug related problems.


The Truth about Drugs booklet by Drug Free World

The Truth about Drugs is a visually catching booklet which talks about the basic facts about commonly abused drugs (description, street names and short/long term effects). Great for handing out to your service user or discussing the topic with them. 


Coping with Depression during Pregnancy and Following the Birth – Guide and Workbook

This workbook is for women wanting to learn self-help skills to prevent and manage depression during pregnancy and after birth. This resource includes basic information for women and their health care providers, as well as advice on getting help, making changes, and preventing relapse. Click here to view/download CONTENTS: Introduction…


Healthy Body Image: Information & Interactive Activities

This 107-page resource aims to provide information and interactive activities to promote the development of a healthy body image. Table of Contents: Activity 1: Scavenger Hunt (Icebreaker) Activity 2: How’s Your Body Image? Activity 3: Body expression! Activity 4: What Makes an Ideal Body? Activity…


Digiduck’s Big Decision – Storybook about Friendship and Responsibility Online

A beautifully illustrated storybook for children about friendship and responsibility online. Learning how to be a good friend online is now a key part of a young person’s development. Parents play an important role in teaching kids how to safely navigate the many positive opportunities the Internet and new technologies…


Locksy and Bubbly Plan and Fun Surprise: “Say NO to Secrets”

A storybook helping children differentiate between positive secrets (birthday party) and negative secrets (physical abuse, stealing). Read the story and talk with a child about other scenarios and their own experience of being told to keep a secret.


Feelings Board Game

A printable board game. The game enables social workers and other practitioners to gain good insight into a child’s feelings and life while having a lot of fun playing the game. Click here to view/download 


My Family’s Changing Activity Book for Teens (Dealing with divorce)

This pdf activity book is colourfully illustrated and offers older kids and teens activities to complete in addition to answering questions they might have about their parents’ divorce. This pamphlet offers very basic information to educate and help older kids and teens dealing with these…


My Family’s Changing Activity Book for Children (Dealing with divorce)

This pdf activity book on divorce is colorfully illustrated and offers kids activities to complete in addition to answering basic questions they might have about their parents’ divorce. This pamphlet offers very basic information to educate and help kids dealing with these difficult circumstances.


The Power and Control Wheel (The Duluth Model)

The Power and Control Wheel is a tool that helps explain the different ways an abusive partner can use power and control to manipulate a relationship. Social workers can use it to help a victim recognise any of the warning signs in their own relationship.


Careageous Kids: Keeping your Body Safe; Colouring Workbook

This 20-sheet learning guide helps to teach children how to protect their body and keep it safe from sexual abuse. It explains ‘good touches’ and ‘bad touches’ as well as private parts and encourages children to disclose any potential abuse. 


The Equality Wheel (The Duluth Model)

The Equality Wheel describes the qualities involved in healthy relationships. The Equality Wheel shows the changes needed for men who batter to move from being abusive to non-violent partnership. It is best used with the Duluth Power and Control Wheel. 


Something Small: A Story about Remembering (for young children)

A story helping young children cope with grief; about Elmo’s cousin who discovers simple everyday ways to remember her father through familiar routines, favourite songs, stories, and special comfort items. Talk together about the different things that she does. Some might be just right for a child you work with.


Little Children Big Challenges: Incarceration (Story Book)

A story book which explains to children that it is OK to miss their parent who is currently in prison and which points out that there are other people who love them and who they can be cared for by.  In addition, Sesame Street created a Guide for Parents and Caregivers…